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In the wake of Sandy, the Defendants have taken a series of steps in the name of Belmar’s “Recovery.” Increasingly, Belmar’s residents have discovered that many if not most of these steps have also been designed in large measure to advance the professional interests of Mayor Doherty’s wife, Maggie Moran and her public relations firm, M Public Affairs, Inc. and the financial interests of LIUNA, her principal client, and its signatory contractors, including Epic, which are participants in and beneficiaries of the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (“LECET”), all at the expense of Belmar’s residents, taxpayers and beachgoers.


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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    So while neighbors were helping neighbors in the aftermath of the storm this man and his wife saw an opportunity to cash in. It’s so disheartening that anyone would even think to capitalize on tragedy. Now it all makes sense as to why Belmar employees were touting Ashbritt to other towns…there was probably a commission to be had. So bad in every way

    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:56 am | Permalink
  2. Pootsie wrote:

    This lawsuit filed should be required reading for all Belmar residents and voters. Thank You to all plaintiffs and lawyers.

    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:09 am | Permalink
  3. Fed Up wrote:

    Suddenly it all makes sense. While negotiations with Spring Lake and FEMA were ongoing in the aftermath of Sandy to remedy the flooding surrounding Lake Como, Mayor Doherty was too busy designing three ridiculous two-story extravagant pavilions to give more work to his wife’s client. Our south end residents missed their opportunity for flood relief assistance from FEMA to successfully address the issue. The mayor did not advocate or even participate on behalf of Belmar south end residents for a new more efficient outfall pipe and Spring Lake took the lead making minor changes, which left our south end with minimal improvement. We are still flooding now and facing possibly years and outrageous costs before we can hope for a solution. This mayor must go and the sooner the better.

    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    Thank God for Matt, that the Asbury Park Press is just a shadow of its former self. There seems to be a huge story here, maybe even a book. Why did Bill Young quit work for Belmar, when he was needed in the fox hole?

    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:59 am | Permalink
  5. forrest gump wrote:

    Crooked is as crooked does. I wonder how many other rats will flee the sinking ship…

    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
  6. VITO CORLEONE wrote:

    I told you all along I smelled a RAT.

    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5:19 pm | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    Got Claire Deicke’s letter today and was just wondering what flavor of Kool-Aid she’s been drinking.

    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:35 pm | Permalink
  8. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Claire said: “Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain”

    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:47 am | Permalink
  9. Guest wrote:

    We all need to start sharing this common sense for belmar website with our friends, our only hope is to inform the public.

    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    In Real estate sales there is a saying “untold is unsold, and Guest is right it will make the difference.

    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:02 pm | Permalink
  11. Tom Burke wrote:

    I find some of the posts in this blog most worthy of comment, but these days nameless ‘dufuses’ make idiotic comment so I think until the art of response to an otherwise interesting post is addressed I will make no further comments on this blog. At the very LEAST require a correct name. The title is ‘common sense’, not common non-sense.

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:02 am | Permalink
  12. David Cohen wrote:

    Why does Belmar allow vehicles with commercial plates on our streets after work hours. All you need do is drive through Spring Lake or Avon to see how it should be done. It’s especially annoying on weekends when the landscaper across the street parks his open pickup loaded with debris(garbage) and tools in front of my house. OR on E street between 10th and 11th where 3/5 trucks park Does anyone think the mayor rides through the town and looks left or right. If he does he would be sickened like we are. Maybe my RE taxes are not high enough to allow the kind of peace and enjoyment of my surroundings that I had expected when I bought my property in Belmar almost 15 years ago and rebuilt it entirely.It Seems our current mayor has some other agenda other than Belmar Proper or maybe middle and South belmar don’t count. We don’t need new pavilions right now. We need a newer Belmar proper with a logical plan for future development. Was there an impact study done on the project across from Strollo’s ? if so was it discussed or published ? We need newly paved streets ,street lights ,trees pruned , new side walks, fixed low hanging wires removed or replaced, we need our rental units inspected for fire or other hazards, we need the barbecue grills off the front porches.We need our local government to stop acting like the Federal government and succumb to our wishes.

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

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